National Communications Museum (Brisbane)
Brisbane’s National Communications Museum was previously known as the Telstra Museum Brisbane.
Visitors are guided through the collection by the Postal-Telecommunication Historical Society of Queensland, which includes ex-PMG, Telecom and Telstra employees who have worked with the equipment on display during their telecommunication career and can demonstrate its functions.
There are several ‘hands-on’ exhibits, including working manual and automatic telephone exchanges, Morse code sets and TELEX machines.
The museum showcases the evolution of the telecommunications system, from Morse code to our modern telephone network.
The Postal-Telecommunication Historical Society of Queensland Inc was formed in 1952, by a group of Post Office Volunteers dedicated to the preservation of artifacts photographs records and equipment.
Throughout these years many donations of memorabilia have been given to the society for safe keeping so that future generations can be sufficiently informed about the history of this vital utility in the development of the state of Queensland.